First Escalator for the underground Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 corridor has arrived at the MIDC station and Three more Escalators are under dispatch. These prototype Escalators (2 each for MIDC and Siddhivinayak metro stations) will undergo due testing and based on their approvals bulk supply will take place.
“The installation and commissioning of the first prototype unit at MIDC station will take about 20-25 days and testing will be conducted thereafter”, said the spokesperson of MMRC.
- In all, 414 Escalators for Metro-3 corridors will be manufactured, supplied and provided by M/s. Yuanda Royal Consortium and M/s. SJEC Johnson Consortium.
- These heavy-duty dual speed Escalators with regenerative energy saving mode will enhance the commuting experience of the passengers by facilitating their smooth movement with greater ease at these underground stations, both from entry/exit points at ground level to concourse level and from concourse level to platform level.
- Installation of the escalator at MIDC Metro Station has already begun.
- On 19.07.2021, Mahalaxmi station finishes the casting of the final major concourse slab.
- With this, the concourse slab (Ticketing area) of this station is 100% complete.
- Meanwhile, Shri S.V.R. Srinivas, IAS, MC MMRDA along with MD, Ranjit Deol & DP, Subodh Gupta and other senior officials of MMRC recently visited the Santacruz, Sahar Road & CSMIA T2 Metro stations.
- He inaugurated the overt lining work of Down Line platform at Santacruz Metro station.
- He visited the NATM tunnel crossover at Saha Road which is an engineering marvel and the widest NATM section of Line3.
- At CSMIA T2 he spent the time reviewing the aspects of integration of Metro Line-3 with the upcoming Line 9 and the seamless access it provides to the airport.
About the project:
- Mumbai Metro Line-3 (MML-3) is one of such key projects to improve the transportation scenario in the financial capital of India i.e. Mumbai. MML-3 project – a 33.5 Km. long corridor running along Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ, envisages to decongest the traffic situation in Greater Mumbai.
- Upon completion, this fully underground corridor with 27 stations would connect Six business districts, 30 educational institutes, 30 recreational facilities and domestic as well as international airport terminals.
- It will have five interchange points for suburban railway and one each for Monorail and ‘Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar’ Metro-1.
- Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRC) is the nodal agency responsible for the implementation of Mumbai Metro Line-3(MML-3) project.
- It has been constituted as a JV of the Govt. of India(GOI) and the Government of Maharashtra(GOM) on a 50:50 sharing basis.
Source: MMRC-Press Release